Jach's personal blog

(Largely containing a mind-dump to myselves: past, present, and future)
Current favorite quote: "Supposedly smart people are weirdly ignorant of Bayes' Rule." William B Vogt, 2010

Dumb Hack: cycle desktop background in gnome

Cool little feature I wanted but didn't immediately find a solution to (it took a little googling), my Linux desktop background wallpaper now changes and cycles over random images in a specified directory. I also made a few-lines Python script to replicate the functionality of the show desktop button in Gnome's gnome-panel.

It's not very feature-complete, but it does what I wanted. For the code and further instructions, check out my repo for it.

And why all the boldness? Stupid SEO that might help someone find this.

Posted on 2010-04-16 by Jach

Tags: hacking, programming


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